Late Monday night, Devonté Hynes decided to let the world have access to the new Blood Orange album a little early. The album, which was originally supposed to be available on July 1, is out now for the world to hear.
The record, called Freetown Sound, is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Tidal — though not Apple Music, at least as of press time.
In a May 2015 interview with Complex, Hynes said that the then in-progress album was about his struggle to “reclaim [his] image, re-appropriate it and own it,” and that it would “explor[e] a lot of different avenues of African-American music.”
Hynes’ fans were of course thrilled by getting the album early.
You can listen to Freetown Sound in its entirety below. For more of Hynes’ music, you can check out the all-instrumental project, originally intended for a movie soundtrack, that he released last year.